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Object Number: E224
Current Location: Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Bastet Temple
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-Second Dynasty
Osorkon I
Date Made: 945-712 BC
Early Date: -945
Late Date: -712
Technique:Sunk relief
Iconography:Offering Scene
Osorkon I
Height: 142.24cm
Width: 175.26cm
Depth: 55.88cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1890
Other NumberES 224 - Other Number


At the left, the hands of King Osorkon II can be seen. The king presents the magical eye of the god Horus, one of the most potent of all Egyptian symbols, to the gods Atum (who wears the white crown of Upper Egypt) and Shu (who has a feather on his head). In return, the gods give the king “all life, stability and dominion like (the sun god) Re forever” and “kingship great in joy.” This relief (and E225 and E226) comes from the jubilee portal built by Osorkon II at the Temple of Bastet in Bubastis.


[Book] Mysliwiec, Karol. Royal Portraiture of The Dynasties XXI-XXX.View Objects cited in this Publication

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